Quiz Superdelegates

Select one. The 1980 Convention was brokered because…

Select one


Option 1
Primaries were not popular at the time. False. Primaries became popular in the 1960s.
Option 2
Kennedy refused to concede the nomination. True. Kennedy waited until the last day of the convention, and even tried to persuade delegates to shift their votes to him.
Option 3
Both Kennedy and Carter received the same number of electoral votes. False. Carter built up an early lead and won the majority of the primaries.
Option 4
There are no rules that delegates had to vote for Carter. False. Certain delegates were bound by rule to honor their state's primary selection.